As we head into Spring Break, the midseason point in the Little League season, let’s unveil our first power rankings.
This is not a list of the teams with the best records, but rather the teams playing the best as we head into Spring Break.
The teams that you would not want to face in a first round playoff matchup.
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (5-0) – The Mud Hens have outscored their opponents 74 to 22 and have not been challenged yet.
AA – Miami Hurricanes (6-0) – This Hurricanes team is inspiring ESPN to do another 30 for 30 on The U. They have the most runs scored and have given up the least amount of runs in AA.
Majors – Boston Red Sox (9-2) – The #1 offense and home run hitting team in the Majors is averaging 11.27 runs a game, more than 3 runs above the next highest scoring team.
Majors – Cincinnati Reds (7-4) – The Reds have won 3 in a row and have quietly hit their stride at the midseason mark, climbing to #3 in the Majors with a 5.73 ERA.
AAA – Sacramento River Cats (3-2) – The River Cats have had a tough early season schedule but they have a talented and deep roster and pitching staff and that bodes well for them in the playoffs.
AA – Florida Gators (3-2) Tied for the most runs scored in AA with Miami and their coaching staff has been to the AA Championship game 2 seasons in a row.
Majors – Houston Astros (5-3-2) – Only team in Majors with an ERA below 5 (4.90). Not a team you want to face in the playoffs with a big middle of the lineup and a stable of hard throwing arms.
Farm – Toronto Blue Jays (0-0) – I loved the Blue Jays as a kid and was thrilled to see they have a Farm team this year. Now if the Montreal Expos could get a Farm team, they would go to #1 on the list.
Majors – San Francisco Giants (6-5) – Outscored their last two opponents 34-1 and have the 2nd lowest ERA in the Majors (5.18).
AAA – Trenton Thunder (4-2) – The Thunder have quietly won 3 of their last 4 games and are in 2nd place and ready to challenge the 1st place Mud Hens.